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Graduate Degree Requirements

The minimum graduate degree requirements are given in the Graduate Studies Instruction Letter and summarized below: These general rules are exercised in accordance with each Faculty's program specific degree requirements

Masters Degree Requirements

A Master's study offers two degree track options specified as "Master's with Thesis" and "Master's without Thesis".

  • Degree requirements for Master's with Thesis:
    Graduate program with thesis consists of 7 credit-courses, non-credit courses and a thesis that totals to a minimum of 21 credits. The courses should be completed in maximum 4 semesters, while the program must be completed in 6 semesters.
  • Degree requirements for Master's without Thesis:
    Graduate program without thesis consists of 10 credit-courses that totals to not less than 30 credits and a non-credit semester project course. The program should be completed in maximum 6 semesters.
  • Joint Degree requirements without Thesis:
    Double Degree Master's Program consists of 20 credit-courses (10 courses from each discipline) that total to a minimum of 60 credits. In addition to course requirements, students must complete a non-credit project. The program must be completed maximum in 6 semesters. 

    Ph.D. Requirements:

    PhD program consists of 7 credit-courses that totals to a minimum of 21 credits for students admitted with master's degree. Furthermore, PhD program consists of at least 14 credit-courses with 42 credits, doctoral qualifying exam, thesis proposal and thesis for students admitted with bachelor's degree. 
    Students admitted with master's degree should complete the courses in maximum 4 semesters and the program should be completed in maximum 8 semesters.
    Students admitted with bachelor's degree should complete the courses in maximum 6 semesters and the program should be completed in maximum 10 semesters. 
    If the Ph.D. students, admitted with master's degree who can not complete their thesis in 8 semesters, can take 4 additional semester. If the Ph.D. students, admitted with bachelor's degree who can not complete thesis in 10 semesters can take 4 additional semesters, too. These students must have been successful in PhD Qualifying Exam and their thesis proposal must have been accepted.